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Brachyscomes

They are ideal for small gardens or as container plants. Because of their natural distribution they are very adaptable to a range of horticultural conditions, I'm sure you can find one to suit your garden conditions.

Scientific nameBrachyscome spp.
FamilyAsteraceae
EtymologyGenus: From Greek, brachys, meaning 'short' and kome for 'hair', this refers to the short pappus bristles on the top of the achenes of some species.
DistributionBrachyscomes are mainly restricted to Australia and New Zealand with many occurring throughout the eastern parts of our country.
Native habitatThese daisies grow in a wide range of soil and climatic conditions, such as light to heavy soils, and from the coast to the highest peaks.
DescriptionThey are small annual or perennial plants which flower white, yellow, pink, purple and blue depending on the species.
Flowering/fruitingvarious
Location in gardenAt the moment you can see them flower in many parts of Mount Annan, but they are looking particularly good at the Big Idea Garden and the annual beds in front of the Connections Garden.
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